Ballot dropbox site proposed for White Center
(Also published on partner site West Seattle Blog)
Tonight we know the locations where King County Elections is proposing to add more than three dozen fixed ballot dropboxes, including White Center, West Seattle, and South Park this year; Boulevard Park might get one next year. Read the full news release here.
Toplines for our area:
In White Center, the dropbox would be at the White Center Library (the address listed in the county report is for the current one on 16th, though the new one on SW 107th is scheduled to open soon, so we’ll be doublechecking on that tomorrow). West Seattle’s location would be the High Point Library. The South Park Library is proposed for a dropbox by the November general election. And the Boulevard Park Library could get one next year.
A 132-page report including how and why these locations (and the others around the county) were chosen – and why some other locations were not chosen – can be seen here.
The county says it will spend $239,695 to have the boxes made, wrapped, and installed. Assuming approval is received from the King County Council and all property owners, this would put 91.5% of the county’s population within three miles of a dropbox, the county says. A public hearing is planned before the County Council’s Government Accountability and Oversight Committee at 9:30 am Tuesday, April 26th, in the council chambers downtown.
The current WC Library used to have a dropbox, but since its removal, the county has only sent a temporary van to Greenbridge for a few of the final days before each election.
You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. Both comments and pings are currently closed.
April 19th, 2016 at 10:25 am
Great to hear! Will make it easier for those without an easy way to get around to vote. Don’t want to leave outgoing mail in your own mailbox these days.
And with the new White Center Library set to open on Saturday, May 21st at 9:30 AM as announced at Full Tilt during Nancy Pearl as guest ‘scooper’ good timing. She did a great job.